Sapper Shovel - 60 cm

Dark Moon, Dark Moon
IN STOCK
€ 59.99 No additional import fees or taxes
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This Shovel Ain’t Made for Diggin’

Dark Moon’s Sapper Shovel is a 60 cm spade made from foam, handcrafted to imitate the Russian MPL-50 entrenching tool for your cosplay or LARP needs. This particular military shovel would have been used not for digging, but for close quarter combat (and sometimes as a cooking tool or paddle)! Their wood handles were polished--not painted--and shaped to perfectly fit in the hand, minimizing the danger of fighting in wet conditions. Our imitation captures this same gritty, dangerous feel.

Constructed from EVA foam around a solid fibreglass rod, this Sapper Shovel is finished with a durable layer of latex to prevent shredding and to give it a realistic, smooth surface. The handle is carved and hand painted to look like real wood grain, while the head has a nice rusted, dirty looking finish.

The shovel’s head is not actually useful for digging or cooking, but it is great for hitting zombies at your favorite post-apocalyptic game! It includes fine, realistic details like nail heads and overlapping plates. Use this improvised weapon against grease gangs, walking dead, and radioactive insects--and look authentically cool in the process.

An Essential Russian Tool

  • Entrenching tools were used in ancient times by Roman legionnaires to dig ditches around their camps
  • The Sapper Shovel, also called the MPL-50, was invented by a Danish officer in 1869
  • The MPL-50 was used by the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and beyond for close combat

  • Technical details
    • Ean Number
      5704742107045
    • Brand
      Dark Moon
    • Type
      Axe
    • Colour
      Brown
    • Core
      Ø 6 mm Solid Fibreglass Rod
    • Weight
      157 grams / 5,54 oz
    • Length
      60,0
    • Grip Length
      24,0
    • Head Length
      14,0
    • Head Height
      16,0
    • Handle Circ
      13,0
    • Released
      Yes
    • Material 1
      Soft EVA Foam
    • Material 2
      Latex
    • Release date
      11/19/2020
    • Universe
  • Quality
    • Strong latex coating with a round fibreglass core
    • Strong Kevlar core tip protection
    • Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
    • High safety, approved by the top organizations
  • Maintenance

    All latex-coated weapons need a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.

    Store your latex weapons flat or on its pommel--NEVER on its tip. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your weapon from adhering to other products. Keep your weapons in a cool, dry environment.

  • Delivery

    Dear customer, we usually pack and ship your order within 2 business days. Please read all about delivery in this link.

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    At the moment we do not ship tents to any country located outside the European Union, we are working on solving the issue as quickly as possible.

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